Gen language

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Native toTogo, Benin
Native speakers
(330,000 cited 1991–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3gej

Gen (also called Gɛ̃, Gɛn gbe, Gebe, Guin, Mina, Mina-Gen, and Popo) is a Gbe language spoken in the southeast of Togo in the Maritime Region. It is also spoken in the Mono Department of Benin. It is part of the Volta–Niger branch of the major African Niger–Congo language family. Like the other Gbe languages, Gen is a tonal language.

There were 200,000 Gen-speakers in Togo in 1991, and 130,000 in Benin in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gen". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Kangni, Atah-Ekoué (1989) La syntaxe du Gẽ: étude syntaxique d'un parler Gbe: le Gẽ du Sud-Togo. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.